Deal Alert: Widespread Flight Sale to Spain and France From $225 Round-Trip

Jul 17, 2019

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11 p.m. Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

Dreaming of seeing the iconic Cathedral of La Sagrada Familia in person? Well, you’re in luck because flights to Barcelona have dropped as low as $232 round-trip. On top of the low fares to Barcelona, we’re also seeing deals to Madrid and Paris starting at $225 round-trip with travel dates available in November and going through March 2020.

One thing to note is that some of these low-fares are only bookable through online travel agencies (OTA), which means you will not be able to make any changes or cancellations directly with the airline. Additionally, these are all basic economy fares, so that means you’ll have to pay extra for seat selection and to check a bag.

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin, destination and stopover cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airline: Delta, American, United, TAP Portugal, Air Canada, Air France, SWISS
Routes: JFK/EWR/BOS/PHL/MIA/ORD/SFO/LAX/IAH and likely more to MAD/BCN/CDG
Cost: $225+ round-trip in basic economy 
Travel Dates: 
November 2019-March 2020
Pay With: 
The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier CardChase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $225 round-trip nonstop:

New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $232 round-trip nonstop (via Travel2Be):

New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $242 round-trip nonstop:

New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $254 round-trip nonstop (via Travel2Be):

New York (EWR) to Paris (CDG) for $256 round-trip nonstop (via Travel Merry):

Boston (BOS) to Madrid (MAD) for $280 round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) for $332 round-trip:

Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG) for $350 round-trip:

San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG) for $376 round-trip nonstop on Air France:

Philadelphia (PHL) to Paris (CDG) for $444 round-trip nonstop on American:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold CardCiti Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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